News & Events

HDS Talks Green, Spirituality

HDS Talks Green, Spirituality

April 27, 2009

Students and religious leaders explored the intersection of religion and environmentalism at a conference held Friday at HDS.

Latina/o Religious Studies Scholar to Join HDS Faculty

Latina/o Religious Studies Scholar to Join HDS Faculty

April 24, 2009

Constructive theologian and former chemical engineer Mayra Rivera Rivera has been named Assistant Professor of Theology and Latina/o Studies at Harvard Divinity School. She will join the HDS faculty July 1, 2010.

Since 2006, Rivera Rivera has served as Assistant Professor of Theology at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. She also advises doctoral students of the Graduate Theological Union—a consortium of graduate theological seminaries and centers located in the San Francisco Bay area.

Sing a Song of Praise

April 23, 2009

Every Monday a small group of students gathers in Andover Hall for a sacred musical journey. It's not a typical academic class experience.

Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús Is New Assistant Professor of African American Religions

Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús Is New Assistant Professor of African American Religions

March 15, 2009

Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús, a Stanford University scholar of social and cultural anthropology and of Africana and Latino/a studies, has been appointed Assistant Professor of African American Religions, effective July 1, 2009.

"We are delighted to welcome Aisha Beliso-De Jesús to Harvard," said Dean William A. Graham. "Her strong anthropological skills and her work in Cuban Santería within the study of African American religious traditions will bring important new offerings to our curriculum."

From the Pulpit to the Airwaves

From the Pulpit to the Airwaves

March 10, 2009

It is possible that Jerry Lewis—the American comedian and entertainer—does not know what has become of his old six-screen cinema on Crescent Avenue in Brockton, Massachusetts.

For nearly six years now, the weathered building—tucked near the outer edge of a busy, nondescript shopping plaza—has served as the sanctuary for Kingdom Church of God in Christ, pastored by the Rev. Alexander Hurt, MTS '96.